Power System Protection and Switchgear

By Prof. Bhaveshkumar R. Bhalja   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 6144
This course is to be prepared to serve as an introductory course for power system protection and switchgear for under graduate and post graduate students of various technical universities. It aims to give a comprehensive up-to-date presentation of the role of protection safety system, switchgears and its advances in modern power system. It begins with a state-of-the-art survey of theories and methods of protection and switchgear. In continuation, it provides a theoretical summary along with examples of real-life engineering applications to a variety of technical problems. In this point of view, the said course bridges the gap between the theoretical advances, experimental validations and practical engineering in real life.

Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Fundamentals of Power System
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : 1. ABB India Limited.
2. Semmens India Limited.
3. L&T Limited.
4. SEL Limited.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 06 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Fundamentals of Protective Relaying
Week 2: Current based Relaying Scheme
Week 3:  Protection of Transmission Lines using Distance Relays
Week 4: Carrier Aided Schemes for Transmission Lines and Auto-reclosing and Synchronizing
Week 5: Protection of Generators, Transformers, Induction Motors and Busbars
Week 6: Protection against Transients and Surges along with System Response to Severe Upsets
Week 7:  Arc Interruption Theory in Circuit Breaker, Types of Circuit Breakers and their Testing
Week 8: Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Relays

Books and references

1. Anderson, P.M., Power System Protection, IEEE Press, New York, 1999.
2. Blackburn, J.L., Applied Protective Relaying, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, New York, 1982.
3. Bhavesh Bhalja, R. P. Maheshwari, N. G. Chothani, Protection and Switchgear, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, New Delhi, India, 2018.
4. Oza, B. A., N. C. Nair, R. P. Mehta, et al., Power System Protection & Switchgear, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2010.
5. Phadke, A.G. and J.S. Thorp, Computer Relaying for Power Systems, Research Study Press Ltd, John Wiley & Sons, Taunton, UK, 1988.

Instructor bio

Prof. Bhaveshkumar R. Bhalja

IIT Roorkee
I taught this course two times in the past five years. I have also developed laboratory for this course under MUGL in the Department of Electrical Engineering. I have also written a book for this course, which is published by Oxford University Press, India.

Course certificate

•The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
•The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 18 December 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
•Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
•Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
•Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

•If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
•Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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